Director General’s words of welcome

As the Director General of the Swedish Patent and Registration Office, I would like to welcome you to our website.

Director General Susanne Ås Sivborg Welcome to the Swedish Patent and Registration Office, PRV, and our website. We are the government authority for intellectual property rights including patent, design, trademark and copyright in Sweden.

We are also responsible for certificates of publication and handle personal name changes. Above all, we are here to answer your questions in these areas.

We are primarily a fee-funded authority and receive no government financing. At PRV you will find many specialized engineers, lawyers and other specialists with extensive knowledge in specific areas. In total, we have 350 employees in Stockholm and Söderhamn. Thanks to our extensive knowledge we are able to monitor and analyze various areas, helping you to follow the development in a certain field or to keep a close eye on competitors.

Protecting an idea is a good way to profit from something you've spent time, effort and energy on. Intellectual property rights are often helpful when you want to find a business partner or sell your rights to someone else.

Through our work, we stimulate Swedish innovation and entrepreneurship and promote technical and economic progress in our society.

We hope that you will find our website informative regarding intellectual property rights and how we can assist you.

Susanne Ås Sivborg, Director General, PRV